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Sisbagar : introduction

lundi 30 juin 2008, par F. Jacquesson

The name Sibsagar means the ocean sâgar of Shiva Sib. The modern city is close to two successive capital cities of the Ahom kingdom. Here is a satellite view of the city surroundings. We can see : - the road coming from the Brahmaputra river, a small part of which can be seen on the left, - the meandering Dikhu river flowing east to west into the Brahmaputra, - the numerous artificial ponds, pukhuri in Assamese, dug by the Ahom kings people ; - this is a winter (not rainy season) view : green patches for watered fields are few.

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Source : satellite view, GoogleEarth from 2006 Europa Technologies

This is a more conventional view, indicating the rather exterior position of Sibsagar, close to the Naga hills on the right

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Source : Lonely Planet Road Atlas, India & Bangladesh, 2001, p. 36.

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